The National Child Labour Project (NCLP) is focusing on brick kilns and domestic sectors here for abolition of child labour in the district.
An official of the project said that meetings of the State monitoring committee and the district-level enforcement committee were held recently. It is expected that employment of child labour is high in these two sectors.
The NCLP is organising raids regularly against child labour, rescuing the children employed in industries, commercial establishments and houses and taking action against the employers. However, it needs to focus more on the domestic sector, the official said.
A survey conducted by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has estimated that the district has over 3,000 school dropouts. The NCLP will start a survey this week to verify this. After identifying the dropouts it will start enrolling them in the special centres established in the district under the project for rehabilitation of child workers.
Earlier this year, the NCLP came out with plans to make five blocks - Sulur, Karamadai, Sultanpet, Anamalai and Annur - in the district as child labour-free by the end of March next year through a series of programmes to create awareness, apart from enforcement.
The NCLP officials joined hands with other departments of the Government and conducted 53 raids in Coimbatore and Tirupur districts in 2012-2013 and rescued 92 children.